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Democracy Now! Tuesday, April 8, 2003


Published April 8, 2003


A President, Viceroy, Governor Or Sheriff? a Look at Jay Garner, the U.S. General and Defense Contractor Slated to Oversee Post-War Iraq
“President, viceroy, governor, sheriff. It is difficult to know what to call Jay Garner, the retired US general who will run Iraq if and when Saddam Hussein is deposed”

U.S. Bombs Al Jazeera and Abu Dhabi TV Offices in Baghdad Killing One: We Talk to Jihad Ballout From Al Jazeera
A US bombing raid also hit Al Jazeera’s Baghdad office. Al-Jazeera reporter Tareq Ayoub has died from injuries sustained in the attack, and a cameraman is in the hospital. The office of another Arabic news network, Abu Dhabi TV, was also hit. The BBC reports the station has lost contact with its reporter.

Over 1,000 Protest in Northern Ireland Where Blair & Bush Hold War Summit
We are going to go now to Northern Ireland where President Bush and British Prime Minister have been meeting outside Belfast to discuss the administration of post-war Iraq and the role of the United Nations.

U.S. Forces Shell Palestine Hotel in Baghdad Where Most of the Unembedded International Reporters Were Staying, at Least One Journalist Is Killed. We Go to Baghdad to Speak with Independent Journalist
The Battle for Baghdad is raging. Plumes of smoke are billowing from the city as tanks, artillery and planes attack government ministries and official buildings.

Colorado Court Convicts Three Nuns for Anti-War Action: Plowshare Activists Had Broken Into U.S. Missile Silo to Protest War
Three Catholic nuns were found guilty yesterday for breaking into a U.S. silo missile in northern Colorado. The women went on to the military base on October 6 to mark the first anniversary of the Afghanistan bombing. They cut cables and drew a cross with their own blood on the lid of the unmanned Minuteman III silo. The women, Carolyn Glibert, Ardeth Platte and Jackie Hudson, face up to 30 years in prison and a fine up to $250,000. The Plowshare activists said their action was in accordance with President Bush’s call to dismantle weapons of mass destruction.

Police Fire Rubber Bullets, Wooden Pellets and Concussion Grenades at Anti-War Protesters and Dockworkers Yesterday in Oakland: In New York 100 Arrested at Peaceful Protest Outside of Carlysle Group
In California, police yesterday fired rubber bullets, wooden pellets and concussion grenades during an anti-war protest at the Port of Oakland. At least six demonstrators and six longshoremen standing nearby were injured. Longshoremen were pinned against a fence and caught in the line of fire. Police also used sting grenades, which are rubber pellets accompanied by tear gas.

To Remember the First Anniversary of the Israeli Invasion of Jenin, We Hear the Story of a Palestinian Survivor
Susan Baroud, assistant editor of the book


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